Originally Posted by Grumpy
Since Rustic Eagle (Bob) has already started the process he would probably be best to answer your questions..... snip
Grumpy (and others) please feel free to jump in at any time and add to the discussion, because I'm not that familiar with the Magnum Energy, Inc., products.
Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
snip..... Would the stock converter remain in place? I guess I'm confused on the components.
The standard RV OEM converter/charger changes A/C power to D/C power, and also charges the batteries. An "inverter" is usually an add-on product to the standard converter/charger electrical system, because the inverter has the ability to change D/C power to A/C power......, thus why member 'Grumpy' was referencing a larger battery bank (D/C power source) to operate an inverter.
All the 'inverter' installations that I have seen the standard converter/charger remains within the electrical system, but there are specific wiring requirements for these two products to work effectively with each other. Hopefully someone will chime in that has worked with the MSH series inverter/charger.
During the last couple of years, many RV manufactures have upgraded their standard OEM converter/chargers to what is referred to as "smart" converter/chargers. The upgrade focus has been on the charger's ability to charge the battery(s) faster and better managing voltage input into the battery (longer battery life). The older converter/chargers were 2-stage units, the newer units are 3-stage and 4-stage units.
It's very possible that your 2007 Jayco is a 2-stage converter/charger, so up-grading to a newer unit in most cases would be beneficial for one's battery management.
Again, I'm not familiar with the Magnum Energy MSH Inverter/Charger series products.., thus I question if it also has the ability to change A/C power to D/C power when connected to shore power.